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Danielle Vu is the bassist for Shark Week
, a (surfy, garage) rock and roll band in the District. Recently signed to Papercup Music
and with a full-length – Beach Fuzz – due out this year, they're amazing live, and playing next, late March, at Rock & Roll Hotel
I first met Danielle...actually, I don't remember how I first met Danielle, but we have a ton of mutual friends and see each other with some frequency. She's someone I've always wanted know more about (hashtag girlcrush) – onstage she's all cool and insanely stylish and wildly aspirational; off she's exactly the same, but also so warm, quick to laugh, and intensely creative – she's been playing + collaborating in bands since junior high, and writing + making music is just an ingrained part of her day. She and her bandmates have made Shark Week one of the more high-profile groups in the city while holding down legit careers, and that, to me, is the epitome of A Creative DC. Do what you do/do what you love/hopefully there's some crossover, and make time for all of it.
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We spent a morning together a couple of weeks ago, chatting C O O L W O M E N (Stevie Nicks, Patti Smith, Joan Didion) and taking photos at her apartment – after the jump, Danielle's creative DC, from fave local bands to Sunday morning soundtracks.
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